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UCLA Children's Book Collection


Children's literature emerged as a distinct and independent genre only a little more than two centuries ago. Prior to the mid-eighteenth century, books were rarely created specifically for children, and children's reading was generally confined to literature intended for their education and moral edification rather than for their amusement. Religious works, grammar books, and "courtesy books" (which offered instruction on proper behavior) were virtually the only early books directed at children. In these books illustration played a relatively minor role, usually consisting of small woodcut vignettes or engraved frontispieces created by anonymous illustrators.
New attitudes toward children and their education began to develop in the late seventeenth century, when many educators appealed for greater consideration of children's distinctive needs and when the notion of pleasure in learning was becoming more widely accepted. By the early eighteenth century interest in children's literature (and a rise in literacy) led to new markets and a flourishing of new publishers, particularly in England. Innovations in typography and printing allowed greater freedom in reproducing art through engraving, woodcut, etching, and aquatint, although illustrators were still largely anonymous and illustrations confined to frontispieces.

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Conduct of life
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Children's stories
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Children -- Conduct of life
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Christian life
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abbott, jacob, 1803-1879
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hughs, mrs. (mary)
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day, thomas, 1748-1789
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johnson, r. (richard), 1733 or 4-1793
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goodrich, samuel g. (samuel griswold), 1793-1860
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may, sophie, 1833-1906
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Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1999 Buckler, Caroline; Calder, William M. (William Musgrave), 1932-; Huss, Bernhard
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Friedländer, Paul, 1882-1968, Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1997 Burlingham, Cynthia, 1955-; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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eye 8,570
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"This catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition held at UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, April 16 through June 29, 1997"--Verso t.p
Topics: Illustrated children's books, Illustrated children's books
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1996 Naiditch, P. G; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections
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"An exhibition in the University Research Library, January 2-March 31, 1996" -- T.p. verso
Topics: Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936, Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936, CHR 1996
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1995 Lowry, Martin
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Manuzio, Paolo, 1512-1574, Printers, Publishers and publishing, Counter-Reformation
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1995 Naiditch, P. G; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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Contains bibliographical references
Topics: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, University of...
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1994 Davis, James G. (James Gordon), 1935-2000; Immel, Andrea; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections; California International Antiquarian Book Fair in (27th : (1994 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
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"Compiled by James Davis and Andrea Immel" -- p. [48]
Topics: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections, Children's literature
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1992 Apostol, Jane; Sahak, Judy Harvey; Luckenbill, Dan
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eye 4,615
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [40]-47)
Topics: Percival, Olive, 1869-1945, Women book collectors
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Armstrong, Margaret, 1867-1944, University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special...
19 additional p. of plates included in pagination
Topics: Bible, Bible, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Rare books
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1990 Luckenbill, Dan; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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Bibliography: p. 14
Topic: Mexican Americans
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1990 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections; Wolf, A. (Abraham), 1876-1948; Internationaal Antiquariaat (Menno Hertzberger & Co.)
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"Edition of one hundred copies"--Colophon
Topics: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special...
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1990 Immel, Andrea; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the University Research Library
Topics: Cotsen, Lloyd E, University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections,...
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
1930 McGroarty, John Steven, 1862-1944
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Opie
Topic: Nursery rhymes
California Digital Library
1916 Fraser, Claud Lovat, 1890-1921
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Pink printed wrappers
Topic: Nursery rhymes
Publisher's buff printed wrappers. Laid in blue case with 1830 edition and with dealer's description
Topics: Children's poetry, Children -- Conduct of life
California Digital Library
1908 Austin, Cyril F; Austin, Hilda
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Quarter red cloth and illustrated and printed white paper over boards
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Topic: Dolls
California Digital Library
1907 Cross, Helen Reid; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Green cloth pictorially stamped in red and black; inscription on upper fly-leaf
California Digital Library
1904 Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924; Monsell, J. R; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
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California Digital Library
1904 Prideaux, William Francis, 1840-1914
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Notes: [1]-14, followed by 3 pages facsimile of publisher's advertisements from 1791 edition
Topic: Nursery rhymes
California Digital Library
1903 Taggart, Mabel G
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1903 Bell, M. C
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Inscription on uppper fly-leaf; pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1903 Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924; Monsell, J. R., ill
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Pale green striped cloth over boards; inscription on upper flyleaf
California Digital Library
1903 George, G. M; Fry, G. M. C
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1903 Appleton, Honor C
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1903 Archer, Jean C
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1903 Cobb, Ruth; Hunter, Richard
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1902 Raper, Eleanor
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1902 Parnell, Reg
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Blue striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1902 March, Eleanor S
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1902 Archer, Jean C
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Pale green striped cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1901 Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924; Mayer, Henry, 1868-1954
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Pale green striped cloth over boards. Purchase, Aleph-Bet Books, 1996
California Digital Library
1901 Tourtel, Mary; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Pale green striped cloth over boards; inscription on upper fly leaf
California Digital Library
1901 Coybee, Eden; Benson, Nellie; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Gumuchian
California Digital Library
1901 Hendry, Hamish; Mason, E. Florence, ill; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Lavender cloth with stripes over boards
California Digital Library
1901 Cobb, Thomas, 1854-1932
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Pale green striped cloth over boards; book label pasted on upper paste-down
Copy 1: Pale green striped cloth over boards; top edges gilt. Gift of Anthony Newnham, 1992. Reprint: "First printed in May 1900; reprinted December 1900" on t.p. verso
California Digital Library
1900 Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Pale green striped cloth over boards; illustrated end papers
California Digital Library
1900 Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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Orange cloth over boards blocked in black, green and red
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Topic: Slavery -- United States
California Digital Library
1899 Kenyon, Charles R. (Charles Richard)
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Publisher's green cloth, illustrated
Topics: Brigands and robbers -- Burma, Adventure and adventurers
California Digital Library
1899 Carnahan, Louise; Wheelan, Albertine Randall
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Gray-green diagonal fine-ribbed cloth over boards, blocked in black and white
Topics: Conduct of life, Women -- Education
California Digital Library
1898 Kirk, Ellen Olney, 1842-1928
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Red calico cloth over boards, blocked in blind and stamped in gold
Topics: Girls -- Conduct of life, Stuttering
California Digital Library
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Spec. Coll. copy 1: Tan cloth over boards, blocked in blue, brown, red, black, and gold. Inscribed on t.p. Purchased from Robert Temple, 1985
Topic: Asia, Central -- Juvenile literature
California Digital Library
1898 Farrow, G. E. (George Edward), b. 1866; Wright, Alan, fl. 1894-1927; Farrow, G. E. (George Edward), b. 1866
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Osborne Coll.
California Digital Library
1898 Groome, William H. C
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Publishers color-illustrated paper over boards
Topics: Family, Adventure and adventurers
California Digital Library
1898 Lee, Agnes, 1868-1939
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Topic: Children's poetry
California Digital Library
1898 Fenwick, E. (Eliza); Familoe, Edith
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Introduction.--The Bad family.--The Good family.--Foolish fears.--The broken crutch.--The journal, or, Birthday gifts.--The basket of plumbs.--The choice of friends.--Cousin James and Cousin Thomas.--The disasters of impatience.--The deaf and dumb boy.--Limby Lumpy.--The oyster patties
Topic: Conduct of life
California Digital Library
1897 Horsley, Reginald Ernest, 1863-1926
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Printed blue cloth over boards
Topics: Cannibalism -- Fiji, Adventure and adventurers
California Digital Library
1897 Hutchinson, J. R. (John Robert), 1858-1921
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eye 1,244
favorite 1
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Red cloth over boards, blocked in brown, black, and gold, head edge gilt
Topics: Boys -- Conduct of life, Adventure and adventurers
California Digital Library
1897 Turner, Mrs. (Elizabeth), d. 1846; Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938
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Pale green striped cloth over boards; endpapers illustrated by E. Familoe
California Digital Library
1896 Fitz-Gerald, S. J. Adair (Shafto Justin Adair), 1859-1925; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939
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Publisher's dark green cloth over boards
California Digital Library
1896 Farrow, G. E. (George Edward), b. 1866; Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925; Furniss, Dorothy
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Publisher's maroon sand-grain illustrated cloth over boards, blocked in gold, black and blind; all edges gilt
California Digital Library
1895 Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943
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Pearl cloth over boards colored in black, yellow, and orange
Topics: Sea stories, Adventure and adventurers
California Digital Library
1895 Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924; Macbeth, R. W
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Osborne Coll.
Topics: World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.), Altruism, Consolation, Orphans
California Digital Library
1895 Robinson, Charles
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Green cloth over boards blocked in gold
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California Digital Library
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Publisher's green hatch grain cloth over boards, blocked in blind, black, white, and orange
Topic: Spiders
California Digital Library
1894 Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
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Publisher's quarter red cloth and printed green paper over boards, printed in black and green; illustrated upper board; publisher's advertisement on lower board; edges sprinkled in red
Topic: Horses
California Digital Library
1894 Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935
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Light brown cloth over boards blocked in brown, gold and blind
Topic: Children's poetry, American
California Digital Library
1893 Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888; Pratt, Anna Bronson Alcott, 1831-1893
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A foreword, by Meg -- Norna, or, The witch's curse -- The captive of Castile, or, The Moorish maiden's vow -- The Greek slave -- Ion -- Bianca : an operatic tragedy -- The unloved wife, or, Woman's faith
Topic: Melodrama
California Digital Library
1893 Wyatt, G. E
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Publisher's blue fine diagonal grain cloth over boards, blocked in blind, black, red, yellow, and gold
Topics: Eton College, Teenage boys, Teenage boys -- Conduct of life
California Digital Library
1892 Cornwall, Nellie
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BLC
Topics: Grandparent and child, Family, Conduct of life
California Digital Library
1892 Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890
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White cloth over boards blocked in blue
Topics: Fantasy, Puppets, Children's stories, Italian
California Digital Library
1891 Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875; Dulcken, H. W. (Henry William), 1832-1894; Bayes, Alfred Walter, 1832-1909; Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905; Dalziel, George, 1815-1902
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Publisher's rust diagonal fine-ribbed cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in gold and black; all edges gilt
Topic: Children's stories, Danish
California Digital Library
1891 Wyss, Johann David, 1743-1818; Kingston, William Henry Giles, 1814-1880
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comment 1
Red brown cloth over bevelled boards blocked in blue, black, brown, and gold; all edges gilt
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California Digital Library
1891 Wesselhoeft, Lily F., 1840-1919; Goodridge, J. F
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NUC pre-1956
Topic: Animals
California Digital Library
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Illustrated colored wrappers
Topic: Inheritance and succession
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,015
favorite 1
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Topics: Children's stories, American, Mormons, Christian life
The departure -- Isle of Dogs -- Clappum Junction -- Half an hour for breakfast -- The council of beasts -- Across England in the air -- The house that Jack built -- The mysterious disappearance
Topics: Railroad trains, Nonsense literature, English, Children's songs, English
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California Digital Library
1889 Ewing, Juliana Horatia Gatty, 1841-1885; Caldecott, Randolph (1846-1886); Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
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Quarter blue cloth and printed cream paper over boards. Ex libris C.K. Ogden
Topics: Youth, Courage
California Digital Library
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Blue cloth over boards, blocked in red
Topics: Christian life, Brothers and sisters -- Conduct of life
California Digital Library
1888 Field, Frederick, Mrs
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Maroon cloth over boards, blocked in black and gold
Topics: Conduct of life, Conversion
California Digital Library
1888 Field, Frederick, Mrs
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Maroon cloth over boards, blocked in black and gold
Topics: Conduct of life, Conversion
California Digital Library
1888 Field, Frederick, Mrs
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Maroon cloth over boards, blocked in black and gold
Topics: Conduct of life, Conversion